Rather than dabbling in exotic or off-the-wall massage types, Jay Stanforth LMT has spent more than 700 classroom hours honing his proficiency in just three modalities: Swedish, deep tissue, and therapeutic sports. With these three styles, he can customize soothing and healthy massages across the entire spectrum of needs, from stiffness and muscle cramping to simply needing to relax. He works in a studio in the heart of downtown, just a short walk from the Ohio Statehouse.
In the midst of invigorating cappuccino-colored walls, bold original artwork, and mirrors filled with smiling reflections, Phia Salon, an Aveda Lifestyle Salon, infuses hairs and pores with pure flower essences and plant-based botanical products. Four levels of talent are available to tackle every service, from an extensive list of cut and color services to hair extensions, waxing, and skin care. Each of their cut and color services is accompanied by a stress-relieving sensory experience that ranges from a mini facial to a soothing hand-and-arm massage.
Phia Salon extends Aveda's commitment to natural products and the environment to its own salon with eco-friendly business practices, such as constantly monitoring and recycling waste and using phosphate-free soaps. The salon’s cork floors are sustainably harvested and surrounded by eco-friendly paint on the walls, and the organic milk used in coffee and tea comes from local, grass-fed cattle who carpool to work.
Acclaimed in the salon community, Jacob Neal has performed multiple tours of duty in the war against split ends from NYC to C-Bus. Every stylist at Jacob Neal's salon receives in-depth training from the beloved hair hero himself, which includes vision quests, blindfolded hair extensioning, and shampoo taste tests. You'll get to choose whether you want a master, senior, junior stylist managing your mane. Ladies can get their luscious locks cut and styled ($60 master, $50 senior, $35 junior), while their dudes get dappered in the next chair ($25–$40). Women experiencing a three-alarm follicle fire can call on the services of Jacob Neal himself for their haircut ($175). The salon also is quite adept at blow-dry styling ($20–$40), perms and relaxers ($85–$150), coloring ($50–$65), and highlighting ($50–$90/partial).
With a pass to Zumba or Nia dance classes, you get a six-pack of entertaining group classes that harness the expressive power of dance to fuel cardio fitness, weight loss, and newly jazzed hands. If a heavy bag killed your parents, avenge them with the six-week intensive kickboxing cardio class, which, along with boosting the cardiovascular system, lends extreme strength to the muscles required for fist pumping during shredding guitar solos. To target the heart, the whole heart, and a bunch of tubes attached to the heart, take kickboxing to the next level of socially sublimated violence with a duo of Cardio Blast sessions. These high-intensity, 20-minute sessions are one on one and supervised by a trained bag-handler who ensures the use of proper techniques and keeps bags from unleashing their arsenal of hurtful jokes about your mother. Check out the schedule of classes to catch the group wave for cardio classes or group fitness dance sessions.
Bryan Beaver has traveled the world in search of beauty. The master stylist and colorist has visited top salons in New York City, Miami, and Paris, where he developed his signature, French-influenced style. Along the way, he’s mentored hundreds of stylists in the ways of cutting-edge fashion and had his work showcased in Elle, Vogue, and on a billboard on the moon.
At home, Bryan oversees a talented staff of stylists, makeup artists, and nail technicians at his salon. He and his team create stylish and wearable looks in private styling stations outfitted with crystal chandeliers and full-length mirrors. The rest of the space is ultra-chic, too, with lime-green walls, minimalist furniture, and colorful artwork.
The team at Grandview Aesthetic Center, led by dermatology specialist Dr. Rakesh Nanda, analyzes skin with high-resolution digital images and UV photography. However, skin analysis is not one of the center?s services?it is part of the complimentary consultation process that precedes each service, ensuring proper care for each unique complexion. The registered nurses and licensed aestheticians actually treat skin with an array of laser treatments; the therapeutic beams can firm skin, minimize acne and scars, or permanently reduce unwanted hair growth more effectively than depriving the hair of milk. They also brighten skin with microdermabrasions, darken it with spray tanning, and smooth it with body wraps. Botox injections and lash-lengthening Latisse treatments round out the center?s selection.